Texas A&M has a tough task this Saturday when it hosts Clemson, the No. 2-ranked team in the country.

The Tigers are no strangers to Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher, who faced them while coaching Florida State in the ACC. During Wednesday’s SEC Coaches’ Teleconference, Fisher discussed how he is getting his new team prepared to face the challenging opponent.

  • You have to go minute by minute, hour by hour, week by week and year by year. … They worry about preparing well, you have to trust the process. … It’s like anything else … it’s a never-ending process.

Here are some other topics that Fisher discussed on the teleconference:

On if injured LB Anthony Hines will play this week:

  • “Yes. Right now it looks like he will.”

On difference in game-planning for Clemson while with Florida State as opposed to Texas A&M:

  • It goes back to your personnel … it’s about your guys vs. their guys. It’s all about the matchups there … the challenge of your OL vs that DL. … They’ve got four All-Americans, four drafts picks over there. I’d say that’s a heck of a challenge.

On his former Florida State assistants, Jeremy Pruitt and Randy Sanders, going head-to-head in Tennessee-East Tennessee State matchup:

  • We had one of, if not the best, defenses in the nation when [Pruitt] called our defense. … He knows the secondary well, but knows all about the front seven.